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By Cat Wise
Academy Award-winning actor Javier Bardem has never shied away from challenging roles, including in his latest film "Being the Ricardos." Jeffrey Brown spoke to him as part of our arts and culture series, CANVAS.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier has died at the age of 94. Poitier transformed how Black characters were portrayed on screen and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance. Throughout his life, the star…
By Geoff Bennett, Anne Azzi Davenport
Denzel Washington the actor has some 60 films under his belt, plus two Oscars, and at 66 is universally regarded as one of the all-time greats.
By Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
For more than five decades, actor André De Shields has shared his talents with New York theater audiences. With Tony, Grammy, and Emmy awards already under his belt, De Shields is still looking forward to what’s ahead. He shares his…
By Melissa Williams
As the Black Lives Matter movement strengthens nationwide, calls are increasing for equity in all sectors of American life -- including on Broadway. An all-star cast of Black theater artists has launched a new effort, Black Theatre United, that aims…
By Jeffrey Brown, Sam Lane, Susana Seijas, Monica Wise Robles
The 2018 film “Roma,” set in Mexico, won myriad awards and acclaim. But it also sparked a national debate about racial and social inequities. Now, its star, Yalitza Aparicio, has carved out a new offscreen role as an advocate for…
By Jeffrey Brown
American actress Jean Seberg was best known for her role in “Breathless,” a classic of French new wave cinema. But she became the target of FBI scrutiny due to her support of the Black Panther Party -- ties the new…
“The Irishman” was one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2019, receiving 10 Academy Award nominations. An epic of American organized crime and political life in the 20th century, it was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Robert De…
"Big Mouth," the Netflix show Nick Kroll created with childhood best friend Andrew Goldberg, offers a comedic exploration of the trials and triumphs of adolescence. Now in a second season, the show leverages its creators' experiences with puberty to help…
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